Trucker Arrested For Kidnapping Stranded Female Motorist, Suspected Of More Crimes
Clarksville, Tennessee – A truck driver from Alabama was arrested by Tennessee authorities after he allegedly invited a stranded female motorist into his truck before pulling a gun and handcuffing her.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigations (TBI) said 62-year-old trucker Roy Michel Nellsch was arrested on May 22 and charged with especially aggravated assault after a “violent interaction” with a woman from Clarksville, Tennessee earlier that day.
Investigators said the woman ran out of gas on I-24 at the Tennessee-Kentucky state line, when Nellsch stopped his semi and offered to give her a ride to the next exit.
Police allege that once inside, Nellsch pointed a gun at the woman and forced her into the sleeper of the truck.
That’s when, police say, he handcuffed her and told her he intended to rape her and keep her “for a couple of days.”
The woman aggressively fought back and struggled to break free from the handcuffs, officials said.
Police then allege Nellsch took out a larger firearm and struck the woman in the head with it.
As the struggle intensified, the woman was able to fight Nellsch off and escape his truck, authorities said.
Nellsch remains in custody of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office on a $500,000 bond.
However, officials now suspect this is not the first violent incident Nellsch has been involved in and there could be more victims.
They are asking anyone who had an interaction with him, or who may have information that could assist in their ongoing investigation to call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.